Deep Sky Object in Summer
Close-up of NGC6960


Date & Time: Jul 25 2015, from 24:13 to 24:51 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 5min.×4shots
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon with a conversion lens (f=742mm, F4.6)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600




NGC6960 / Diffused Nebula, type E
R.A.20h 45m 42.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+30° 43' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size70×6'
Real Size26.5×2.3 light yrs.
Magnitude -
Distance1300 light yrs.
This image shows you a close-up image of western region of the Veil Nebula, NGC6960. A bright star in center is 52 Cygni. The nebula has complicated structures with reddish and greenish nebulosities, these gaseous matter is glittered by activated ionized hydrogen and oxygen, respectively.

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